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take long

This page is about the collocation take long

collocation pattern: verb + adverb

Meaning

to take a long time to do or finish

For example

  • How long will the interview take?

  • If the bus hadn't taken so long to get here, I wouldn't have been late.

Quick Quiz

The job took so long to finish because

a. there was a lot to do

b. there wasn't much to do

c. it wasn't as long as we thought

Contributor: Matt Errey